• 5 lbs bone-in chicken, cut into serving pieces
  • 3 yellow onions
  • 1/2 bulb garlic
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 12 plum tomatoes
  • 1 lb fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 bunch fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup red table wine
  • 2 cups Beef Stock
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp dried basil
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Black Pepper

Pollo alla Cacciatora

Cacciatora literally translates as “hunter’s style“. It connotes a dish made with chopped tomatoes, mushrooms, herbs, and garlic sauce.

Enjoy this classic Italian recipe!


Clean the chicken in cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Peel and slice the onions. Peel and mince the garlic. Clean and slice the celery. Clean and wedge the tomatoes. Clean the mushrooms with a damp paper towel, and cut in half. Clean and roughly chop the parsley.

Heat the oil to medium-high temperature in a large pan. Brown the chicken pieces on all sides for about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and add the onions, garlic, celery, tomatoes, and mushrooms. Stir, and saute for 2 minutes.

Pour in the wine and reduce by half the volume. Add the remaining ingredients, and reduce heat to low. Simmer, uncovered, for 2 hours.

Serve with cooked pasta, polenta, risotto, or mashed potatoes.

Servings – 8 to 10